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USA: ‘The people need it’ – Donors line up to give blood after nightclub shooting in Colorado Springs

Blood donation centres in Colorado Springs are urging people to donate blood following the deadly mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub on Tuesday.

Footage captured on Tuesday shows locals arriving to give blood at a Vitalant blood donation centre.

“On my way here this morning I heard on the radio that they were trying to increase the amount of donors due to the incident this weekend, so I thought that is convenient I am on my way there already,” said a blood donor named Kaylan.

“I work in a hospital so I see how often we use blood, so I try to do my part to replenish the supply because the people need it and It’s easy to do,” she added.

22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire on Club Q late on Saturday night, killing five people and injuring 19 others.

blood donation provider Vitalant says it has already provided 70 units of blood to Colorado Springs hospitals following the attack.

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